Considering the homeschool option?
I was reading a TOS article (of course) in regards to why most Christian parents homeschool [stay home] instead of letting their children attend a public school. Here are some astounding statistics or facts I should say..... Please have a quick look at them below...
I guess the truth is I used to feel that way too.Feeling that my children will be ok in public school as long as we are faithful Christians, but sadly that is not the case. Truth is I have always wanted or desired to homeschool my children from the beginning; but had some disagreements either with my husband and self-conscience mind (having doubt if I could do it). Sometimes that does get a person into trouble!! We should pray and look to God for the answers...but, I have always known that if both parents are not in-sync when it comes to homeschooling -it's not a win/win situation but rather a lose/lose. I thank the Lord for convicting my heart to homeschool and always for the blessings and support from my husband.
From my husband's point of view, he knew some 'homeschoolers' in his youth---who in actuality were NOT homeschooled and left a distasteful memory...but now, he (we) see the light against the darkness about homeschooling and the public schools....
Take a look at one or all of the links:
Salt & Light, The Great Commission & Who's
Responsible for Educating Your Children
[ExodusMandate.org is really one of the most influential factors in our decision to yank our children out of public school.]
Pull kids from public school: Pastor follows Baptists' lead in presenting resolution to denomination
Family Life Council says it's time to bring family back to life
God, Religion ... Whatever -- Are Our Churchgoing Youth Falling Away from the Faith?
The Greatest Untapped Evangelistic Opportunity Before the Modern Church
There were many other websites, but I feel that you get the idea about the subject of homeschooling vs. public school in regards to your Children's Salvation and the duty of being a Christ-follower.
I have said in a post lately about having the idea of my children participating somewhat in the school system (e.g.--taking a class here and there) but, now with reading another article "Public School-Assisted homeschooling: What Is the cost?" by Steve Waldon, my children will not be attending at all. There is too much of a risk with what could happen in regards to their Faith- as children of God.
The more I see what goes on in public schools [some shocking (sexting) to generation after generation of (favorites/cliques)] --homeschooling is all the more appealing as Christian parents.
Yes, you CAN homeschool!